intrigant

or in·tri·guant

[ in-tri-guh nt; French an-tree-gahn ]
/ ˈɪn trɪ gənt; French ɛ̃ triˈgɑ̃ /
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noun, plural in·tri·gants [in-tri-guh nts; French an-tree-gahn] /ˈɪn trɪ gənts; French ɛ̃ triˈgɑ̃/.

a person who engages in intrigue or intrigues.

Nearby words

  1. intrepid,
  2. intrepidity,
  3. intricacy,
  4. intricate,
  5. intricately,
  6. intrigante,
  7. intrigue,
  8. intrigued,
  9. intriguing,
  10. intrinsic

Origin of intrigant

1775–85; < French < Italian intrigante, present participle of intrigare to intrigue

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Examples from the Web for intriguant

  • Thus, though generally esteemed an able diplomatist, he had the cunning of the intriguant, and not the providence of a statesman.

    Rienzi|Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • But he was essentially—here is the secret—essentially an intriguant.

    Godolphin, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • As for Fanny, there was nothing of the intriguant about her.

    Fanny Herself|Edna Ferber


British Dictionary definitions for intriguant

intrigant

intriguant

/ (ˈɪntrɪɡənt, French ɛ̃triɡɑ̃) /

noun

archaic a person who intrigues; intriguer
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